Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 11/24/21

In The Fog

I envision the dissipated souls
stretched across the bay,
side by side, above and below
to form this heavy mist.
The emanating sounds bring me
scenes of buoys singing in the sway,
tugboats voicing arrivals,
flapping wings sculpted by wind.

Hints of light conjure a purée
of diamond soup being stirred
gently over a pot of steam.
More and more gems rise
to the surface,
shine with a brilliance only
muted fog can enhance.

As the soup stock simmers down,
brightness spreads upward
toward unpeopled park hills,
signaling to sounds they
no longer have to bear the onus
of stage props alone.

©2021 Evie Groch All rights reserved.

Evie Groch

Evie Groch, Ed.D. is a Field Supervisor/Mentor for new administrators in Graduate Schools of Education.  Her opinion pieces, humor, poems, short stories, recipes, word challenges, and other articles have been widely published in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, The Journal, Games Magazine, and many online venues. Many of her poems are in published anthologies. Her short stories, poems, and memoir pieces have won her recognition and awards. Her travelogues have been published online with Grand Circle Travel. The themes of travel, language, and immigration are special for her.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 08/13/21

Dance of the Damned

At last the party is over.
Friends and family are gone,
long gone in some cases,
though with us in spirit
earlier.
Now I’m the only one left
still dancing
all alone
until
the ravens came to join me
bringing with them more guests,
not only the souls of the dead
but the souls of those
we had taken care to exclude.
They’re with me now,
the souls of the damned
ready to join in the dance.
And they won’t let me leave.

©2021 Lynn White All rigts reserved.

Lynn White

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077